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Calhoun County, Iowa Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Calhoun County, Iowa. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Calhoun County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Calhoun County, Iowa, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2003 and 2008 there were 551 total crimes reported in Calhoun County, Iowa (21 of them violent). Of the 110 crimes that occur a year in Calhoun County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Calhoun County, Iowa 110 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 2 rapes, and nearly four hundred thefts (including 27 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Calhoun County, Iowa (2003, 2005-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2004, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Calhoun County, Iowa for 5 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Calhoun County increased by 25 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 50 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 5 years in Calhoun County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than one hundred for Calhoun County, Iowa in 2009.

Crime Trends in Calhoun County, Iowa (2003, 2005-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Calhoun County, Iowa (2003, 2005-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Calhoun County, Iowa law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Calhoun County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.